How to design an accessible color scheme

Katie Riley
Mar 6, 2019 · 8 min read
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Photo by Harry Quan on Unsplash
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But first, what exactly are accessible colors?

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How I built a more accessible color scheme

Calculate the contrast ratios of all your existing colors

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Choosing the greys

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Primary headers, secondary “host” information, tertiary null state
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Testing different shades of grey by reducing opacity
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Calculating contrast ratio using Stark Sketch plugin
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Choosing the bright colors

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If your Sketch says RGB, click on the RGB label to change to HSB mode.
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Wrapping it all up

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Before and after

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